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Amid Kaduna bombing, Senate Committee presents award to Army

The Senate on Thursday hailed and presented the Army with awards and accolades, for its contribution to the nation’s safety.

The commendation was championed by the chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Abdulaziz Yar’Adua during a Joint session budget defence comprising both the Red and Green Chambers.

Earlier on Sunday, many residents were killed with scores injured after air strikes were launched on the Tundun Biri community, in Southern Kaduna.

The villagers were reportedly celebrating the birth of Prophet Mohammed when the jet dropped the bomb which led to the deaths of many.

The death toll rose to 127 on Wednesday, as scores of injured persons were taken to the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital in Kaduna.

The Nigerian Army accepted responsibility for the incident, stating that its troops were on a routine mission against terrorists when the “mistake” occurred.

Meanwhile, Yar’Adua while presenting the award to the Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja, said the commendation was in recognition of the contributions to the nation’s security.

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